"Let us assume that opinion polls do affect voting behaviour in some way or the other. What is wrong with that? Don't political speeches affect voting behaviour? Don't editorials affect voting behaviour? Don't political advertisements affect voting behaviour? Don't manifestos affect voting behaviour? So, why not opinion polls?" "In the market for influence, let us follow Chairman Mao and 'Let a hundred flowers bloom'," says well-known Election Analyst Dorab R Sopariwala. The Election ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Mangal Pandey, president of the Bihar unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party, is scathing about the security lapses at the Hunkar rally in Patna on Sunday. Pandey, who was on the dais at Gandhi Maidan when the explosions took place at the venue, points out that standard security measures like metal detectors, sniffer dogs and bomb detection machines were ignored for a rally that he says was the "biggest ever since Independence" in Bihar. “When Narendra Modi arrived in Patna, there were no ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'By pursuing this case, Captain Saurabh Kalia and the five soldiers will not come back to us, but this is the least I can do as a humble citizen of India to honour Indian soldiers,' says Dr N K Kalia on his struggle for justice for his son who was brutally tortured, mutilated and killed by the Pakistan army in the Kargil war. Read the interview with Rediff.com's Archana Masih.Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'By pursuing this case, Captain Saurabh Kalia and the five soldiers will not come back to us, but this is the least I can do as a humble citizen of India to honour Indian soldiers,' says Dr N K Kalia on his struggle for justice for his son who was brutally tortured, mutilated and killed by the Pakistan army in the Kargil war. Kargil's first heroes, Captain Saurabh Kalia, 22, and his patrol of five soldiers were brutally tortured and killed in captivity by the Pakistan army. Their mutilated ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Lalu Yadav's political future greatly depends on the number of years he is sentenced to in prison. If he gets three years, then people will expect him to return because three years is not a very long time, feels Professor Prabhat Ghosh of the Asian Development Research institute, a think tank in Patna. "The worst possibility for Lalu will be that he gets a 5, 7 years sentence and the leadership goes to the family. In that case, the RJD and Lalu's prospects will be very, very weak," Professor ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
In a bid to popularise the literary work of legendary British author George Orwell in his birthplace Motihari in Bihar, state authorities have now decided to get some of his most well-known books translated in Hindi. Orwell, who penned revered masterpieces like Animal Farm and 1984, is barely known by the locals of Motihari. "We have decided to translate George Orwell's works in Hindi to popularise him and his books among the local population," said East Champaran District Magistrate Shridhar ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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